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Camila Gil: New Executive Director of the Amour Dance Theatre

Camila Gil: New Executive Director of the Amour Dance Theatre

 

 





Introduction to Camila Gil.  1:13 min.  Interview:  Raymond Elman.  Post-Production:  Lee Skye. Music:  Julie Maxwell.  Recorded via Zoom:  8/11/2021, Miami.
 

 

In 2021, CAMILA GIL was named the Executive Director of the Armour Dance Theatre of Miami.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Camila Gil holds a master’s degree in global governance from Florida International University and a bachelor of arts degree in international studies & political science from the University of Miami.

At the age of 13, Gil began training at Armour Dance Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Ruth Wiesen. During her high school years, Camila became a volunteer for the organization, and after graduating began working as a Student Assistant. She has dedicated her professional career to Armour Dance Theatre, holding multiple roles including Student Assistant, Executive Assistant, Director of Community programs, and more recently, Associate Director.

Although she no longer dances, she believes in the importance of arts education, having benefited from it first-hand. For the past decade, Gil has supported and led the growth of the scope and reach of Armour Dance Theatre. She is passionate about making arts education accessible to all children in the Miami-Dade County community.

 

The videos below were recorded via Zoom, are organized by Success Factor, and run between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos. 

 

  

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES:   1:02 min. 





Growing up in Bogota, what was your first awareness of art of any discipline?
 

 

SELF-CONFIDENCE:  0:49 sec.





Were you good at the sports you competed in?
 

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  1:43 min.





Describe your transition from Bogota to Miami.
 

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  0:42 sec.





You don’t speak English with a Spanish accent. Why?
 

 

 DEVELOP A VOICE:  1:45 min.





How soon did you get involved with dance after immigrating to Florida from Bogota?
 

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:   1:32 min.





Now that you have a career in arts leadership, how do express your need to move?
 

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES:   4:37 min. 





Describe your experiences with Armour Dance Theatre starting with your first encounter.
 

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:  2:25 min. 





What is your vision for the impact of Armour Dance Theatre on your students?
 

 

PERSEVERANCE:  1:18 min. 





You used the term “delayed gratification.” Could you please define that term for us?
 

 

COLLABORATION:  0:50 sec.





Describe the relationship between Miami City Ballet and Armour Dance Theatre.
 

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:  1:45 min. 





Are Armour Dance Theatre’s community outreach programs similar to Miami City Ballet’s “Ballet Bus” program?
 

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:  2:37 min.





Are you able to get parents on board with your programs for their kids?
 

 

CRITICAL THINKING:   1:01 min. 





I imagine that your biggest competition is sports programs, yet your dance program has so many more benefits. Do you have to recruit students and parents or do you have a line out the door?
 

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:  0:38 sec.





How many students are in your programs?
 

 

STRONG DRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT:  0:47 sec.





You have grown up in the Armour Dance Theatre and are a perfect fit for your new position. Can you see yourself staying at Armour forever?
 

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  1:02 min. 





You seem to have an exemplary program. Do other organizations follow your lead? Or are you part of a sisterhood of organizations doing the same kind of work?
 

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  0:38 sec. 





Do you have alumni reunions?
 

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:   1:15 min.





Financial support is generally the most difficult thing for any non-profit organization. What are some of your most important funding sources?
 

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  0:58 sec.





What’s on your drawing board?
 

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:  0:43 sec.





What are the demographics of the students in your programs?
 

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:   1:52 min. 





Describe a challenging situation you faced with a successful outcome?